Here we are at the muchly anticipated home opener at the house that Satan built, if you believe the Candlestick 49er fans that didn’t quite get the temp difference between east SF and the South Bay. Can you say 30 degrees? Thankfully, this game is in the evening so the heat (!) factor will be minimized somewhat.
Anyhow, on the the game. On paper, the Bears appear to have a pretty potent offense, what with Brandon Marshall and young phenom Alshon Jeffries to go along with their bruiser at RB in Matt Forte. They of course are led (?) by the always entertaining Jay Cutler. A guy fairly similar to Tony Romo in that they can play very good football for small to medium stretches, and then lay some big steamers when you need a win.
Thing is, what they do does present a challenge defensively for the Forty Niners. They run well behind Forte, and they have quick-strike ability with their WRs. Their weakness, like Dallas last week, is their defense. I mean really. Giving up 200 yards on the ground to Buffalo is not good at all. Which is why I think the Niners play keep-away. We aren’t going to see that first 8 plays be passes. We are going to run. Hopefully out of our 2-3 WR sets like last week. No jumbo, please.
Beyond that, it’s the opening of the new stadium. I’d love to predict a blow out, but Jimbo doesn’t seem to have that bone in his body.
I’m thinking 28-20 in another game not as close as the score makes it seem.
So I guess we know now who Casey Anthony used for a babysitter.
BLEEP the BEARS!
The new stadium looks like it’s gonna get loud, it’s about time that we got that going for us. I know the Stick used to get crazy but it was so big that it didn’t have the effect on the opponents playcalling. I can’t wait, to me this is one of the most important games of the year. May the football Gods shine down upon our new stadium and the Niners.
Hey dennis – due to recent events I am playing Hyde in place of AP. I don’t like your chances.
Ahh. I see you used the old switch on me.
You guys know the best part about feeding my mallards? It’s when a little boy or girl comes by with their mom or dad and I ask them if they’d like to feed the ducks. The look on their little innocent faces is priceless.
Most of you know by now that I have no children of my own (by choice), so I’m no position to tell another man how he should raise his child. Nor would I even attempt to try. But whooping your kid with a switch? I don’t think I would have traveled down that road.
I would have busted out the Louisville Slugger. 😛
My Grandfather used to take the old razor sharpening belt to my backside Del.
Back in the days of spare the rod, the spoil the child.
Ah the good ‘ol days huh?
I took sh!t from a couple of old bitties for having my Son on a tether in the mall years ago.
Told them ‘at least I know where he is’.
Try and snatch my kid and I’m on the other end to come along and kick yer a$$.
Can’t win in this world it seems.
Yup. Bloody welts is a bit much. I spanked my kids, but not very often. And just my hand.
Me? I got what was in reach.
Bend over Chuck……..WACK!
Giants getting wacked tonight.
To that point Chuck, same Son said to my wife, years later as an elementary schooler, after she administered some parenting punishment, ‘I’ll call DYFS on you’.
Division of Family and Youth Services (DYFS)[DYE-fuss], formerly Child Protection Services.
Kids figured, hey Mom and Dad can’t punish us anymore, we can call DYFS.
Something the school systems were making them aware of.
Somewhere, the lines between punishment and abuse got blurred apparently.
Lay a hand on the kids, run the risk of being arrested.
17-0 in a game that would have put the Giants into a 1st place tie is a whacking, for real. THUMP
Going against Kershaw isn’t going to help either.
So now we learn that Goodell will not be attending tonight’s opening of Levi’s Stadium as previously planned. Was Roger afraid he was going to be stoned to death? Bigger question. What the hell am I going to do with this big bag of rocks?
Roger is not going to be there because Roger has marginalized himself. Are you aware that one can marginalize one’s self? I sure am.
Why do the Falcons continue to play S. Jackson? He’s been done for some time now.
Inform them Dennis, I’m sure they would be grateful. BLEEP!
And in other news… RG Knee’s career appears to be over. Some “experts” I’m talking to you Skip Bayless actually preferred him > Luck. Pure Geneous.
A knee is a terrible thing to waste or is it a mind?
I expect VICTORY and nothing less tonight! I will be disappointed if it’s not a rout. Oh and McDonald will play and that guy in Carolina apparently will not.
My boy, Captain Kirk Cousins, is so much better than RG3. Synder can at least thank Shanahan for drafting Cousins. That offense is night and day with Cousins at the healm.
“Your” boy? Go back to draft day when WAS took Cousins. I remember my exact response on Chuck’s blog was the Charlie Sheen “WINNING!!!” Kid’s a winner.
Yeah…. my boy. I discussed Cousins with Berger when Cousins was at Michigan State. I said I loved him, and wanted the 49ers to draft him as a backup. Berger didn’t like him. That’s where you got the info from. My boy.
The day I get info on college QBs from you is the day ducks fly north for the winter.
Sure thing, Del.
Brees just threw a PK 6 and his Saints now trail the Browns 16-3. (botched PAT)
But more importantly, he’s killing my fantasy team!
Chandler Jones with the blocked FG and return for a TD for NE.
He’s my leading FF scorer. That’ll tell ya what kind of day I’m having thus far…
think half my team went down to injury in the 1st quarter.
Aaron Rodgers is looking pretty bad today.
JJ Watt scored a TD on OFFENSE? Maybe I didn’t draft him too early.
Best defensive player in the NFL and it’s not even close for second.
My FF game’s gonna come down to a last second Mon. night FG.
OK. Going to take a quick TO to, you guest it, go feed my ducks. Be back before K.O. Early prediction: Bears with Marshall and Jeffrey, 31- 27 da Bearrrssss. W/O their two wideouts? 12-10 da Bearrrsssssssssss.
You’re gonna feed the ducks when the Chargers have the Seahawks on the ropes? You really aren’t a 49er fan.
So much for the Super Bowl Chumps on the road!
Hey Yeah!!! Squaks 1-1. Bring on Levi Stadium home field advantage in the playoffs!!!!
If Blaine Gabbert showed one third the heart of the Rams’ 3rd string qb, Austin Davis, just showed in his first ever NFL start, Gabbert would still be the Jacksonville starter. They said that Davis kid broke some Favre records in college. Pretty firey and impressive kid.
The Chargers beat the Seahawks? I mean, they’re ok and all and I know it was at home, but it looked like it was never in doubt (at least in the box scores). Seahawks losing to an average team suggests they might have been bit with that “we win now we lose” bug……
The Buffalo Bills, Houston Texans and Arizona Cardinals (for the moment) are alone in 1st place.
That wasn’t supposed to be a reply but hey it works lol.
They suck on the road. If SD dioesn’t go soft on D last week, they’d be 2-0. They go prevent too often and stop doing what got them to the end withthe lead. They give up more big 4th quarter leads than anyone. But the diff today was they kept up the pressure.
Shit, I lost LeSean McCoy, Eric Berry, DeSean Jaackson, and AJ Green 5 minutes into the early game.
Alex Boone to start tonight……
Seattle losing on the road to SD means absolutely nothing…
until we can prove we can beat Seattle IN Seattle, we shall remain their bitches…
Del – You’re full of shit. It means we’re a game up. Has Pete Carroll ever beat us at home? We hold serve at home, and stay a game up, the playoffs go through Levi Stadium…. which is the entire difference. Like I said, you’re full of shit.
Now they’re throwing an RG Knee Subway commercial at the masses…
I think Jared ate his ankle. I tried to tell you people he was going to get injured coming out of college. It’s the same when one looks at the conformation of a horse in the auction ring. He was built wrong — from the waist down. Skinny legs that were not portioned to the rest of his body.
Happy Birthday Crabtree!!!
That was not a pick!
49ers better get the pigskin back!
72° and sunny here in downtown Pinole. Just a tad too high with the humidity however. Hope you’re enjoying our 49er game from your locale.
Fuck. 2,000 penalties and it’s the 2nd quarter.
This is today’s NFL. I think Harbaugh’s going to run now.
It’s better than today’s 49er’s.
We’re are a fucking goddamn pathetic POS team to its very core. If there were a goddamn piece of shit pathetic worthless piece of shit GOD , he’d be wearing red and gold now.
I’m ashamed to call myself a 49er fan at this very moment.
I want Jim Harbaugh’s head on a spike.
Why the fuck are we running Kappy?
This penalty a minute stuff is ruining the NFL game. It’s getting damn near unwatchable. Boldin called for a hold on that TD was total garbage. Gore had a great TD run, but nope, some Zebra saw something that didn’t happen. Again. 3 penalties on one punt on one team? Ridiculous…
Niners should be up by 24…
Almost a penalty call every other play. Unreal…
I have no life.
Iupati whiffs on the run block. Stevie Wonder makes a nice play..
Wow. Terrible play call. Don’t like that shit.
Got to the 11, three inside runs and FG. Not one shot at the endzone.
First and goal on the 4.
3 run calls up the butt. Stuffed.
Roman gets near a goal line, and takes that line as a signal to stop and kick a FG.
I hope Barley’s OK. He played 4 players short today.
Actually I didn’t mind the 3rd down call. They had 4 WRs. The 2nd down call was the shit one. Waste of a down. Iupati is missing run blocks every damn series.
We NEED to blitz Cutler. This fucking 4 man rush is shit.
Freakin pathetic play calls at the goal line ! Roman should be tar’d and feathered.
Best Bear’s offensive play tonight — the penalty flag…
Annnnnd the penalty brigade. Fuuuuuuuuuuuck. Too much time to throw. and every pass play is a penalty.They are throwing everyu play. BLITZ HIS ASS, FNAGIO!
23 penalties in this game is takin the fun out of watching this mess.
Those 3 inside runs in a row looks pretty stupid now.
Wow. This os turning into shit. Think we’ll blitz?
Wow. Can’t stand this defense. Kappy ain’t helping, but that was the same damn 8 yard out we run a million times.
Bears had no business being in this game. Now they lead it.
Time to bring out some offense now, Roman.
I saw replay twice on that pick, I still don’t get how Crabby lost it…
Nothing like getting our asses handed to us in the1st game at the new diggs!
Shit,Kap telegraphed that throw to Crabs like he did to Sherman in the playoffs!!
Kaep is playing like his shit don’t stink. Time to get back to basics before this one gets away.
Kaep sucks big time. What a shit head.
This is starting to have a “Kevin Elster” feel to it
No d uh? Niners look to be the ones with no D
Niners SUCK in their own stadium.
Martin’s getting owned.
Martin reminds me of Chilo Rachal.
Whatever the result, it’s a reality check for this team. Especially the coaching staff. 1st and goal and you don’t even throw a pass into the endzone, with all your receivers available. Idiotic…
Bears exposing 49er injuries like Anthony Davis, while also exposing our gutted secondary with anyone over Ward or Johnson.
Niners are getting 0 pressure. Cutler could write War and Peace back there.
Carrier getting playing time over McDonald.
Nice catch, Crabtree. This is why you need a killer mindset and need to go for the juggler when you’re up. Regardless of all the mistakes, this is on Harbaugh and Roman for playing pussy football with the lead. I wrote last week that it doesn’t bite the 49ers in the ass. But it just did. Pussy mindset with the lead….
Yeah they played to lose instead of win.
Dumbass play calling at the goal line shit load of penalties, just overall a pathetic performance to open a new stadium in front of a packed house.
I loved the camera catching Jed York in his new stadium with a total look of concern on his face that said, “Oh shit, I’ve got a ton of money to payoff on this stadium and for some reason Jim and Trent haven’t put together a very good product on the field….. and oh, shit. I might lose Harbaugh….”
Priceless. That little fuck couldn’t hold Eddie D’s jock.
Where was the Fangio pressure? It’s like Harbaugh just said…. “Everyone’s got their fingerprints on this loss.”
Ryan or whoever he is on post-game radio ripping Fangio for not dialing up pressure…
Just pathetic. Whoever said “play to lose” was spot on. Disgusting effort
Kappy had a night to forget, but holy shit. The defensive effort was horrible. The pressure was non-existent. Well, that that and the 10 minute drive to open the 2nd half and then only get 3. No play action, no misdirection, back to the run up the middle and kick the ball.
After than it was prevent defense, and no pressure on Cutler. The thing about Cutler, which is true of a lot of QBs is, give them pressure and they throw bad passes. Let them stand back there for 4-5 seconds, and some one will get open. Of course the only hit was the penalty.
As the game wore on, our O line completely broke down. Iupati is not getting a contract if he keeps playing like dogshit. I thought we’d try to run a lot mpre than we doid, and Kappy had a terrible game. A couple were good plays, and one was a steal out of Crabs hands, but the fumble was just bad. I wasn’t too thrilled with all those designed runs, but Allen made the play and got the ball out. Oncew Dial hit Cutler, the game seemed to turn. Regardless of that call, once again, the Niners had to stochache ticky tacky 3rd down penalties that would have otherwise caused punts. And once agaoin, a WR is tackled on his route and gets called for a flag. Irregardless the TD taken awy from Gore on a bullshit holding call. Fucking refs are destroying a good thing. Hands to the face? 5 a game? Fuck this.
I don;t know. Chalk this up to nerves?
LaMicheal James, AJ Jenkins, Vance McDonald, Blaine Gabbert and Stevie Johnson – Trent Baalke is killing this football team. Vance McDonald either got hurt or Derek Carrier took over for an ineffective McDonald after McDonald dropped a relatively easy pass. LaMicheal James hasn’t been picked up by anyone. AJ Jenkins was selected by Baalke over Alshon Jeffrey. Yikes? He’s a pro?
And think about this…. Blaine Gabbert and Stevie Johnson account for 6 million of our cap money this year. 6 million? What forced us to keep Jonathan Martin over Adam Snyder? You got it, money. Jonathan Martin was a huge part of tonight’s loss. I feel like bullying that punk bitch. Anyone got Incognito’s number? Martin sucks, but if we hadn’t gotten suckered into paying 2 million guaranteed of Gabbert’s contract, we could have kept Snyder and Snyder wouldn’t have gotten beaten tonight like a red headed rented mule in the clutch, final drive of the game. That’s on Baalke. Solari can only do so much with a guy in six months.
Baalke also gutted our secondary and our special teams coverage units. So far our coverage units have been fine, but they have yet to be tested. But our secondary sucked tonight. Ward, Baalke’s first round pick, also got beaten like a red headed rented mule.
I’m telling you guys, Trent Baalke’s fingerprints are more on this loss than you guys think.
I AM the Lord thy God. Thou shall not have any false gods before me.
Any of you. ANY OF YOU. Who believes that Jim Harbaugh and the players underneath his tutelage could ever lead our 49ers to our sixth SB title is vastly mistaken.
I want you and your favorite HC on a goddamn motherfucking SPIT!!!
This organization is a motherfucking goddamn disgrace.`
No getting around it. 49ers don’t even rate “afterbirth.” Just drainage…
Del – Maybe you should think about switching teams. Not to get too personal, but it’s apart of the alcoholic process. What happens is you can’t handle anything and just become too depressing or toxic for anyone to stomach. The alcoholic has three choices: sobriety, insanity or death. Death is inevitable for all, but in the case of an alcoholic, he or she dies quicker from alcohol-related symptoms (like hitting a tree while dui). I could honestly see you going insane. My advice (unsolicited of course which I apologize for) is for you to pick an easier team to root for so in the process of blogging you don’t lose all your blogging buddies. Pick a team like the Browns or the Titans. No expectations so you can find some new blogging buddies you don’t annoy the shit out of when things go south. Who’s a bigger disgrace tonight? You or the 49ers?
Neither. Jim Harbaugh.
You’re a disgrace. No offense.
Switch teams? Aren’t you cute.
Find a team you can handle rooting for. – with less expectations. You clearly aren’t man enough to root for the 49ers.
Spit, simple question with a simple yes or no reply…
Do you think Jim Harbaugh will win a SB as our 49ers HC?
No. But I think Jim Harbaugh will win multiple SBs as a head coach in the NFL… and then Harbaugh will be Jed Yorks’ curse of the Bambino.
Harbaugh was right about one thing. There are a lot of fingerprints on this one. Biggest to me was the fact that the Bears gave up on the run in the 1st half, and Fangio refused to dial up the pressure. Cutler had all day to throw, and the Niners defense wore down despite the 10 minute drive to start the 2nd half. Worse there, the reversion to 3 up the middle and FG after burning most of the 3rd quarter.
And Spitty, no offense, but you are screaming at the wrong trees, Josephine. Whining about Snyder and Ginn is laughable and fucking stupid beyone belief. They have the players to beat the Bears. They didn’t. Baalke bears about 1% of the responsibility. Kappy got picked on some bad passes and a couple great plays by Chicago’s defense. Martin played bad, but Iupati played awful. He’s supposed to be the good one. I figured we’d run more but seemed hell-bent on running Kappy.
The Kaep runs weren’t designed. They happened because Jonathan Martin and Iupati couldn’t hold the line for 3 seconds. Kaep had no time and then he scrambled. If Adam Snyder wasn’t cut in a cost cutting move, he would have blocked his man better than Jonathan Martin. Why is Snyder now with the New York Giants? Because he’s more expensive than Martin. Martin’s still in his extremely inexpensive rookie contract years whereas Snyder gets a veteran’s contract which is much more expensive. That’s a cost cutting move. Compare that to Martin’s ineffectiveness when it mattered the most tonight and that’s on Baalke. Not Harbaugh. You could argue because of cost cutting moves like Whitner and Snyder for Gabbert and Stevie Johnson that Baalke just cost the 49ers a loss.
And Fangio didn’t dial-up pressure because we jumped on them early. If you read my comments before the game, I thought for sure Fangio would have to blitz to protect our young secondary. But we didn’t really need to blitz until Kaep started turning the football over in the second half of the game. You have to have a feel for blitzing… like offensive play calling. By then, the 49ers hadn’t been blitzing all game and it would have been hard to switch gears with the youth we now have on defense. But I’m certain the 49ers would have been blitzing Culter a lot if they hadn’t jumped out to such an early lead.
That’s complete and utter horseshit, Spitty.
I figured we’d ease i to throwing more, but it has gone way over to the other side. Kappy threw some nice balls, but got caught staring a few down. If this is the new offense, we’ve hit a snag.
The problem with this offense is Jonathan Martin and now Mike Iupati. If you can’t get at least 5 seconds without pressure, your receivers can’t do much more than hooks, outs and slants. If the defense know you’re limited to underneath routes because the pressure is getting home, good DBs like Kyle Fuller jump routes, and that’s exactly what’s going on the with the 49ers right now. The 49ers desperately need Anthony Davis back, and they need to bench Iupati and put in Looney to send Iupati a clear message.
The minute Kaep gets a consistent 5 seconds is the minute the 49ers can open up their playbook and have their receivers attack vertically. Right now, the 49ers passing attack is limited due to a lack of time. That’s on Baalke.
You act like Snyder was an all-pro or something. He was a marginal backup who was decent at times. AZ’s line sucks, and THEY released him after he signed a 5 year deal.
Yes, the pass pro is iffy. Yes they are banged up. To point that solely at Baalke is simplistic and way off the mark. And your usual hysterical bullshit. We seem to have jumped the shark with the passing game. It’s all pass all the time now. We didn’t even try to run, except for those read option sweeps that are designed plays. You talk about flow on defense, the Niners never gave the run game a chance.
What game were you watching? The one big hit Kappy took resulted in a fumble. On a read-option sweep. We ran that play about 6 times for 14 yards. To say those weren’t designed means you have no understanding of the play.
Scouts said Snyder was arguably Arizona’s best O linemen that year. He was cut for the same reason he was cut here – cost and salary cap. He started there. Here, he was obviously a backup. When we cut him he was immediately picked up. He’s an obvious upgrade over Martin. Baalke knew that and went with a cheaper option.
Yes, the 49ers did run Kaep on options and sweeps (and that was a mistake) but in crunch time they didn’t call those plays and he was forced to run because protection broke down. That’s why he was running to begin with. Roman and Harbaugh knew protection wouldn’t hold up, so they ran Kaep. That was a mistake because Kaep doesn’t need to take those hits. But that’s what a good GM does – he makes sure he has the linemen to protect his franchise qb. Baalke sure didn’t do that this year.
The Trent Baalke 2012 draft class was a complete bust. I’m starting to think the 2013 draft class wasn’t very good either. I like Reid and Dial, but those are the only two making any impact right now. We should have more impact players from the 2013. And if you have two, back to back years of whiffing on picks, your organization is in trouble.
Trust me, Trent Baalke is way, way overrated. He cost us tonight’s game with cost cutting moves in the secondary and among our backup O linemen, causing Kaep to scramble for his life.
Yeah, every team is loaded with A 1 backups except for the Niners.
Your idiocy is astounding. Fangio should have gone after Cutler when they abandoned the run in the 1st quarter. He didn’t. It ended up costing them big time.
You can obviously say and write whatever you’d like but this team has been gutted over the last two years, and without replacement talent, it’s not going anywhere. You lose Dorsey, Anthony Davis, Bowman, Whitner, Rogers, T Brown, D Walker, A Snyder, Moss, Ginn and our coverage units on special teams, and others, and you don’t replace them with talent, the 49ers aren’t going to win. I don’t care how good Harbaugh is. Of that list above, the replacements have been Jonathan Martin, Ian Williams, Wilhoite, Ward, Brock, Vance McDonald and Ellington. While that group has promise, none of them have done much in the NFL. Brock has made the most plays – primarily against the Texans last year.
It’s like the New York Giants. Three years ago they were world champs. Since then they’ve lost Bradshaw, Tuck, Osi, Manningham, Nicks and a host of other players…. and they’ve replaced them all with nobodies. And now Eli is taking the heat… because someone’s got to. The 49ers haven’t replaced their talent they had two years ago. They will continue to lose because of it.
This is why teams decline. They have lower draft choices and if the GM isn’t dynomite, the team declines. 49er fans like to think our GM is great, but he sucks.
Blah blah blah. There’s turnover for every team every year. Harbaugh fucked this game up. He and Fangio got too conservative. I’m tired of this shit of being ill-prepared to play. 16 penalties? Yeah, that’s on Baalke. Harbaugh keeps coaching like this I’ll gladly drive him to the airport.
New thread is up.
Bethea’s playing better that Whitner, BTW. Moss and Ginn, we’ve been over. They contributed little. Moss was a good decoy that opened things up a bit. Rogers could barely get on the field. He’s a non-issue. They did little while they were here, and ain’t doing shit now, so why the tears for that flotsam? Because it serves you narrative of deflecting the heat off of the shitty coaching job Harbaugh is doing. The one guy I didn’t like losing was T Brown. What is hurting this defense is the absence of Bowman and Smith. So quit yer whining. This team has the players. Just like they did when Harbaugh got here.